I had to ask myself an interesting question. What is something that I am certain of? It seemed simple at first glance, but grew more complicated the longer I looked at it. I am positive that everyone makes their own decisions. I know that I am confident and strong enough to do anything. I know that when push comes to shove, I can stand up for myself and protect those around me. But all of those things were specific traits, and the not the answer to this question. I had to look deeper. I have been through a lot of hardship in my life, especially when I was younger. Days were filled with uncertainty of what the future would bring, and my life was always on the line. And yet, here I am today, steadfast as ever. I focused on this specific perspective of my life because if I find the one thing that drives me through difficult situations, I will find my answer to this question. When faced with a situation filled to the brink with danger and darkness, I rely heavily on my abilities. I can fight through any danger, and talk myself out of any rough situation. I am strong enough to save the day by myself, which is empowering to know. I am not a damsel in distress who needs someone to swoop in and save me from the dangerous perils of the world. I will fight for what I believe in, even if everyone tells me that I am wrong. I trust in my morals to show me the way. There is nothing that can get in between me and my goals. I live by my own rules, and not the ones the world makes for me. I can stand on my own two feet.After some thought, I finally realized that the one thing I am most certain of is that I can rely on myself. When the world grows harsh and cold, and the only things leading me are my morals, I know that it will be okay. When I have to fight to protect the people I care about, I can trust my abilities to get me through. It is a beautiful thing, confidence. It gives you the freedom of not needing anybody else. There is nothing exactly like that in the world, the knowledge that you can do anything. What I found out when I sat down to write this statement was that I don’t need anyone else to lead my story. If I put my mind to it, anything is possible. I am strong enough to protect myself and those around me, and save the things I hold closest. I am brave. I am undeniable and uncompromising. I can trust that this will never change.When I looked inside myself, I saw that my confidence drives me. I am confident in my abilities, which makes me even stronger. I am a powerful enemy by myself, but paired with the knowledge that I can do anything, I am unstoppable. The world will tell you that you are worthless, and that every ability you have is a curse. It will try its best to set you back and throw you down. But, in the end of the day, you just have to get back up again. I know that in any situation, I can do my best. The world can not get me down because I won’t let it. I could rattle the stars if I wanted to, regardless of the the world trying to hold me back. I am grateful that I found this question because it taught me something about myself. I am not afraid to show who I really am, and prove that my strength can accomplish anything. I can walk through life empowered. I believe in myself. That’s enough to get me through anything.